Shiraz Barossa South Australia
Qality without compromise, industry savant Robert Parker has identified Two Hands as the finest negociant operation south of the equator. The Two Hands are in easy reach of the Barossa's most wonderful old vineyards. Bella's Garden is assembled after a rigorous determination of the finest barrels of maturing Two Hands Barossa Shiraz. Densely coloured, almost black in colour, it exudes powerful bouquets, ripe plum and succulent blackberry flavours, laced by wisps of cedar and spice.
A Mediterranean microclimate surrounds the Two Hands vineyards, forming the perfect conditions for growing and ripening the finest quality fruit, to be vinified into generously flavoured, full bodied, flagship Barossa Shiraz. Grapes are de-stemmed, crushed and vinified in a mix of open top fermenters, pumped over thrice daily during the peak of ferments, to extract colour and tannin. Juices remain a fortnight days on skins before free runs are drained and pressings returned. After a day of rest, batches are filled to barrel for completion of malolactic, racked off lees, tidied up and returned to oak for eighteen months, followed by minimal fining and an unfiltered bottling.
Deep red with black/ purple hues. Aromas are vibrant and focused, the characters are continually evolving. Notes of red currant and cherry and subtle lavender, then chocolate and char, hints of creme anglaise, followed by spice, earth and rosemary. Bella's Garden is full of rich red fruits, cloves and earthy notes, supported by fine tannins and elegant oak. Generosity of fruit remains focused as it tightens to a long balanced finish.